|UND Division of Research sponsors training on the responsible conduct of research|
Are you a present National Science Foundation awardee or considering a Federal grant proposal? If so, you might be interested in attending “Responsible Conduct of Research” on April 21 or April 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m. This special training session, sponsored by the UND Division of Research, is designed to introduce all present NSF awardees, or anyone considering a federal grant proposal, to the basic ethical issues associated with the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has made the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), a term used to describe these ethical standards, one of its conditions for any grant or contract supported by the Foundation. Using recent cases from the literature, the session will explore various issues related to financial compliance, conflict of interest, research integrity, and human and animal subject compliance. In addition, the course will cover the University policies concerning these areas and actions in the event of allegations of misconduct. Presenters for this session include: Jon Jackson, Ph.D.; Kathy Sukalski, Ph.D.; Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., associate vice president for research; and David Schmidt, manager, Grants and Contracts Administration. All new faculty, as well as interested staff are encouraged to attend this very important session. In the immediate future, all awardees will be required to demonstrate that they have been trained in RCR prior to acceptance of an award. To register contact U2 – online: www.conted.und.edu/U2; email: U2@mail.und.edu; or phone: 777-2128.
-- Kathy Williams, Coordinator, University Within the University (U2) Program, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4266